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give it some tidy wormers,it looks painfully thin..melt some goose fat or lard over its food,fatty lamb breasts and tripe ,chicken skins etc👍

The first pic she looks a fair bit under weight.a day standing about ferreting in the freezen weather she will feel it. Or 1/2 nights lamping she will be burned out exhausted. Some people th

Or couple tins baked beans 

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2 hours ago, Big Ron said:

https://www.finerbynature.co.uk/shop/liquid-sheep-fat/   As big Dan said, start off with worming and a good prescription  type of spot-on for worms, mites etc then get the attached 

Sorry if someone else has said this im a lazy f****r and havent read all the thread 😁

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Do you know anybody that’s used that Ron? If so is it any good.

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Raw mince, the value packs from supermarket has the perfect amount of fat, make shore its room temperature and not straight out the fridge, give over a least a couple of meals a day, or just roll up a load of balls no bigger than golf balls, and give throughout the day as often and possible, a working dog of that size, should be eating at least half a pound, up to a pound, depending on amount of work, of red meat, more if feeding white meat, plus a good biscuit and or veg and rice. 

Most working dogs grow out of being fussy eaters, also make shore its warm when not working, whippets lose weight quickly if constantly cold.. 

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I really don't have time for fussy eaters, i feed decent enough grub and work my dogs enough to ensure their bowls are licked clean every day.

Though there's a difference between slow/picky eaters and fussy eaters IMO.

Fussy eaters are dogs that simply want better, no matter what you put in its bowl and folks keep on changing till their mutts 'will only eat M&S cooked chicken'..!

Easy solution to that is ensure your feeding the best 'dog grub' you can find and stick to it... It may take a few days but it's gonna eat it eventually!

Slow eaters are different and as been said, split a meal up into 2 or 3 portions throughout the day. It can be a pain but will do the trick. Don't give treats or titbits! Combine that with more excercise and graft and you should find your dog eating better.

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Teach it how to brake into your kitchen if it's not a natural thief once it's mastered that you'll come home to.a dog fat as a house well that's what happens to anyway!!! But serious now some dogs are just very light and if you want some more meat on them bones do as has been said feed fatty meats. Is it just kibble that it's on?? Or raw? 

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17 hours ago, Blackmag said:

In the top pic she doesn't good try a few small meals a day instead of one big one as her stomach will be small try the border in the next run or close by she may get the feeling of  it being taken of her and eat more when was the last time you wormed her  and what are you feeding her blackneck have a day off 

She is up to date with worming, I'll keep going with fatty foods and little but often will probably be better. And yeah it was very cold that day on the first picture (last winter). Feeding her butchers tripe and biscuits at the moment    

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44 minutes ago, slip lead said:

Raw mince, the value packs from supermarket has the perfect amount of fat, make shore its room temperature and not straight out the fridge, give over a least a couple of meals a day, or just roll up a load of balls no bigger than golf balls, and give throughout the day as often and possible, a working dog of that size, should be eating at least half a pound, up to a pound, depending on amount of work, of red meat, more if feeding white meat, plus a good biscuit and or veg and rice. 

Most working dogs grow out of being fussy eaters, also make shore its warm when not working, whippets lose weight quickly if constantly cold.. 

I've not tried raw meat before but will give this ago 👍

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14 minutes ago, Bosun11 said:

I really don't have time for fussy eaters, i feed decent enough grub and work my dogs enough to ensure their bowls are licked clean every day.

Though there's a difference between slow/picky eaters and fussy eaters IMO.

Fussy eaters are dogs that simply want better, no matter what you put in its bowl and folks keep on changing till their mutts 'will only eat M&S cooked chicken'..!

Easy solution to that is ensure your feeding the best 'dog grub' you can find and stick to it... It may take a few days but it's gonna eat it eventually!

Slow eaters are different and as been said, split a meal up into 2 or 3 portions throughout the day. It can be a pain but will do the trick. Don't give treats or titbits! Combine that with more excercise and graft and you should find your dog eating better.

Unfortunately she is also a slow eater and gets 4miles a day (off lead) around Thetford forest. I have used skinners biscuits and butchers tripe, loves the tripe but always leaves the biscuits

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5 minutes ago, Dolden1 said:

Unfortunately she is also a slow eater and gets 4miles a day (off lead) around Thetford forest. I have used skinners biscuits and butchers tripe, loves the tripe but always leaves the biscuits

In that case smash the biscuits in  blender untill it's dust and mix that through the tripe.

I'm assuming it's minced tripe.

Then throw in a raw egg in the mince and mix through well.and melt a golf ball size lump of this in a mug in the microwave and mix through.

 

 

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